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COVID-19 wiped out a decade of life expectancy gains, WHO says

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/27 4:12A Scripps News Staff
The World Health Organization said the COVID-19 pandemic reduced life expectancies around the world and erased a decade of health improvements. The WHO said that between 2019 and 2021, global life expectancy dropped by 1.8 years to 71.4 years....

Researchers develop a blood test that can detect stroke quickly

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/24 5:34A Chloe Nordquist
Researchers with Brigham and Womens Hospital and other collaborators have developed a stroke detection blood test that could save lives. Time is brain. So the earlier we can make an accurate diagnosis, the more effective we are in moving patients...

Celine Dion reveals she almost died amid battle with stiff person syndrome

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/24 4:42A Elina Tarkazikis
Celine Dion is getting candid about a scary health moment amid her battle with stiff person syndrome. The singer, who is sharing her journey with the illness in her upcoming I Am: Celine Dion documentary dropping on Prime Video next month, shared...

CDC reports sharp rise in ADHD diagnoses among children during the pandemic

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/24 4:13A Scripps News Staff
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder cases have risen considerably in the U.S., according to a new study by researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study released on Wednesday said 1 in 9 children ages 3-17 had...

Survivors worry about use of opioid settlement money

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/23 10:06A Bianca Facchinei
More than $55.2 billion has been awarded in opioid settlements nationwide, according to opioidsettlementtracker.com. But Gina DeMaria doesn't think she'll see any of it. "I think the money's being wasted," DeMaria said. She lost her son, Anthony,...

Concerning concentration of microplastics found in human testes, study finds

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/22 11:05A Taylor O'Bier
Researchers at the University of New Mexico found a significant concentration of microplastics in human testicles, adding to concerns about the lasting impact the tiny particles can have on our bodies. The discovery was made when the group of...

Nestle creates new line of frozen food for users of drugs like Ozempic

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/21 7:08A Taylor O'Bier
Nestl is the latest company to join the lucrative world of Ozempic. Its launching a new line of frozen food created with users of GLP-1 agonist medications in mind. Nestl said its Vital Pursuit branded products are high in protein and essential...

Public health alert issued after HIV-positive sex worker had over 200 clients

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/20 6:24A Scripps News Staff
Authorities in Ohio have released a public health warning after learning that an HIV-positive sex worker had interactions with over 200 clients. The Washington County Sheriffs Office charged Linda Inez Leccese with soliciting after she tested...

California lawmakers block effort to ban skin care products for young children

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 5/17 8:41A Scripps News Staff
A California Assembly committee voted against advancing a bill that would have banned the sale of anti-aging skin products including retinols, glycolic acid, and ascorbic acid to children under the age of 13. The bill was in response to the...
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